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Cheshire East to review green bin suspension plans in 2014-15

Cheshire East to review green bin suspension plans in 2014-15

Council chiefs have pledged to review the suspension of green waste collection services in Cheshire East in 2014-15. It comes as families across Nantwich have been able to put their green bins out for the first time in four months.

March 20, 2014 1 comment Environment, Latest, Politics
Crewe and Nantwich politicians back new HS2 Cheshire link plan

Crewe and Nantwich politicians back new HS2 Cheshire link plan

Leading Crewe and Nantwich politicians have welcomed a plan to extend the HS2 line to South Cheshire earlier than first thought. David Higgins, Chairman of HS2 Ltd, has announced that Phase Two of the £50 billion high speed rail link should be “accelerated”.

March 17, 2014 1 comment Business, Environment, Latest, Politics
Councillor says Nantwich people “let down” over Kingsley Fields plan

Councillor says Nantwich people “let down” over Kingsley Fields plan

A Nantwich councillor admits people in the town have been “let down” after plans for the massive 1,100-home Kingsley Fields development were approved. Cllr Jon Hopkins (pictured) was among several councillors to speak out over the impact the development could have on Nantwich.

Nantwich primary schools earn Olympic legacy cash boost

Nantwich primary schools earn Olympic legacy cash boost

Primary schools across Nantwich and Crewe are to share £1.7 million of funding  to boost sports provision. The money is part of a £150 million a year commitment by the Government under the Primary PE and Sport Premium, until 2020.

Stapeley councillors defend ditching barrister at Muller Homes inquiry

Stapeley councillors defend ditching barrister at Muller Homes inquiry

Parish councillors in Nantwich defended their decision  to ditch a £20,000 barrister to fight Muller Homes at a public inquiry. Stapeley Parish Council had earmarked local taxpayers’ money to pay for experienced legal counsel at the four-day hearing.

March 7, 2014 0 comments Environment, News, Politics, Stapeley
Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy voted through by full council

Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy voted through by full council

Cheshire East councillors have voted through the final version of a new Local Plan Strategy which is to be sent to Government for endorsement. The Plan proposes a number of policies which impact on Nantwich and surrounding areas over the next 15 to 20 years.

Parish council drops barrister plan for Muller Homes Nantwich inquiry

Parish council drops barrister plan for Muller Homes Nantwich inquiry

Parish councillors fighting the proposed Muller Homes “Nantwich South” development, have ditched plans to employ a barrister at a public inquiry. Stapeley Parish Council said it has made the decision on “the advice of its legal adviser”, but refused to clarify those reasons.

February 16, 2014 0 comments Environment, Latest, Politics, Stapeley
Nantwich faces flood and traffic problems with more housing, council told

Nantwich faces flood and traffic problems with more housing, council told

Nantwich town could face major flooding problems like those in the south if more developments take place near the River Weaver. That was the warning from Nantwich Mayor Cllr John Lewis after outline planning permission for the 1,100-homes Kingsley Fields plan was  approved.

Cheshire East Council to move Muller Homes Nantwich inquiry to Crewe

Cheshire East Council to move Muller Homes Nantwich inquiry to Crewe

Cheshire East Council chiefs have bowed to pressure and switched a public inquiry into the Muller Homes Stapeley plan from Macclesfield to Crewe. The four-day inquiry, originally scheduled for Macclesfield town hall on February 18, will now take place in Crewe Municipal Buildings.

February 6, 2014 0 comments Environment, Latest, Politics, Stapeley
Cheshire East Council defends staging of Nantwich inquiry in Macclesfield

Cheshire East Council defends staging of Nantwich inquiry in Macclesfield

Cheshire East Council chiefs defended a decision to stage a Nantwich housing public inquiry 30 miles away in Macclesfield. The Muller Homes plan to build 1,100 homes as part of a “Nantwich South” village in Stapeley have caused uproar.

January 31, 2014 3 comments Environment, Latest, Politics, Stapeley
Nantwich MP Timpson calls for Muller public inquiry to be switched

Nantwich MP Timpson calls for Muller public inquiry to be switched

Council chiefs are being urged to move an inquiry into a Nantwich housing plan, which is set to be held 30 miles away in Macclesfield. Crewe & Nantwich MP Edward Timpson has stepped in to request the inquiry into the Muller Homes application be held in the Nantwich area.

Green Party candidate blasts Cheshire East Council over HS2 bid

Green Party candidate blasts Cheshire East Council over HS2 bid

A Green Party candidate has attacked Cheshire East Council chiefs’ claims how the HS2 rail project will boost Crewe and Nantwich. John Knight labelled HS2 an “expensive vanity project” and believes Cheshire East has been “betrayed” by the Government.

January 21, 2014 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, Latest, Politics
Cheshire East Council snubs Cameron bid for more “fracking” sites

Cheshire East Council snubs Cameron bid for more “fracking” sites

Cheshire East Council chiefs dismissed potential shale gas “fracking” sites – hours after David Cameron claimed it was the future for energy. Oil and gas companies leading the charge for shale gas plan to expand drilling sites in the UK – with Crewe and Nantwich area a potential rich source.

January 14, 2014 4 comments Business, Environment, Latest, Politics